I have had this little square punch for at least a decade from Creative Memories. It cuts two nested squares. So I decided to create this card using paper from a 6″ by 6″ paper pad. The bottom right square was cut out from the base of the front, but I put a patterned square on the bottom part of the card. Pretty simple, but a fun look!
Congratulations could be for anything in this case! 🙂
Back to my regular crafting projects! I made another card using the June 2014 Simon Says Stamp card kit, this time for my Happy Mail Card Club. This card is a copy of a card I saw somewhere, but it is not featured on the card kit gallery or my usual favorite sites. Just know that I did not design it! Such a simple card with the banners and circle, but the sewing along the top pulls it all together. I am always a fan of using my tools for multiple crafts. I also love the rounded corners only on the top. A great touch.
I am really looking forward to using the July and August SSS card kits soon!
Today I am excited to share a simple card I made for Paper Capers that actually involved a new technique for me.
I started with the idea to use one of my Unity stamp sets – a yo-yo with the phrase “through life’s ups and downs…i’m here.” Then I picked out a set of cards and envelopes from my stash in a dusty color. I felt inspired to use my plastic templates and Mister Huey mist from Studio Calico in the Clay color. I misted the front of the card and the front of the envelope with the template in place. It was very easy to wipe down the plastic template in between sprays. I used Distress Markers and an aqua brush on watercolor paper to create the soft look on the yo-yo. A red marker filled in the lines to add some color. I threaded a thick brown ribbon through a slit on top of the card to create the flat surface. I stamped the yo-yo image straight onto the card to get the extra lines on the yo-yo.
The inside of the card includes the message with a heart punched out of the background paper. I really like this combination of browns and red. I use it a lot in my kitchen and living room decor. I have definitely been in a mood to create cards this week – just have to find more time to spend in my craft room! Until next time.